Biomarkers are indicators of change that measure transformations in a person’s metabolism. They are used to monitor and predict the health status of an individual or population so that an appropriate therapeutic intervention can be planned.Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common cause of congenital infections worldwide. This infection has an estimated annual incidence of between […]
- Pr Christiane Auray-Blais, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences FMSS Department of Pediatrics, Université de Sherbrooke
- Pr Michel Boutin, Department of pediatry, Sherbrooke
The main objectives of the study The objective will be to assess the impacts of political and public health measures related to COVID-19 on support services, perinatal health and their consequences on the development of babies born in the context of a pandemic. The pandemic caused by COVID-19 has exposed vulnerable populations to a global […]
- Geneviève Roch, RN, Ph.D. Professor, Université Laval Faculty of Nursing
The main objectives of the study A significant number of pregnant women will be infected with SARS-CoV-2 (COVID +) in the coming weeks. The scientific data currently available does not make it possible to determine the severity in pregnant women, the existence of vertical transmission and the longer-term consequences of the infection in newborns and […]
- Dr Arnaud Gagneur, Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Dr Isabelle Boucoiran, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
Birth asphyxia and resulting neonatal encephalopathy (NE) in full-term babies is a major cause of death and severe neurodevelopmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.
- Professor Marie Brossard-Racine, Canada Research Chair in Brain and Child Development / Associate Professor at McGill University
When a child is born very prematurely, the brain is not fully mature. Several crucial stages of brain development occur in the weeks following birth.
- Dr. Mireille Guillot, Associate researcher, Reproduction, Maternal and Child Health Axis, CHUL
On a global scale, 5%–10% of pregnancies are complicated by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP), which can lead to serious maternal, fetal, and neonatal complications. Many of these women have pre-existing hypertension (<20 weeks of pregnancy) or hypertension postpartum that persists for more than 3 months. It has also been shown that women with a self-managed postpartum HDP are at high risk of developing chronic hypertension and cardiovascular complications later.
- Dr. Anne-Marie Côté
Fathers are poorly represented in studies of the prenatal origins of illness and health problems. As a result, prenatal paternal factors that increase the risk of mental health problems in children are not well understood. A growing number of studies show that children of fathers with symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress are at higher […]
- Célia Matte-Gagné, Professor Population Health and Best Health Practices Axis, CHUL